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Addario Lung Cancer Medical Institute Announces Diagnostic Screening and Clinical Research Collaborations With Response Genetics, Inc.
Date:7/31/2009

e is a major hurdle to advancing the state-of-the-art in applying individual tumor characteristics to the real-world management of patients. In response to this systematic barrier to progress, ALCMI is now poised to launch a targeted, multi-institutional tissue bank, the CASTLE Network. Under the terms of the LOI, this tissue bank which will be housed at Response Genetics' Los Angeles laboratory facility. "ALCMI's CASTLE Network will be the only resource of its kind in Lung Cancer that facilitates the collection of biospecimens from advanced-stage patients," said Steven Young, president and COO of ALCMI.

"Coupled with the routine determination of a panel of documented, clinically-significant biomarkers by Response Genetics, the ALCMI CASTLE Network will help lead the way as the Lung Cancer research community's premier, open access source for high quality proteomics, genomics, target validation, and correlative science analyses," said David Carbone, M.D., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, and chair of ALCMI's Scientific Leadership Board.

About Lung Cancer

According to the National Cancer Institute, estimated new cases and deaths related to Lung Cancer for 2008 is: New cases 215,020, and Deaths: 161, 840. Lung Cancer causes 30% of all cancer deaths according to the American Cancer Society. Lung Cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women and in every ethnic group. Lung cancer kills more people than breast, prostate, colon, liver, melanoma and kidney cancers combined.

About ALCMI

Concerned by the continued lack of meaningful progress against Lung Cancer, in 2006-2007 the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation assembled the field's foremost researchers, clinicians, and business leaders from academic and community medical centers, biopharmaceutical companies, and the investment community in order to ask a fundamental question: "If
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